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Nov 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
aftermath of hurricane sandy, the biggest problem right now on the east coast is fuel shortages. tankers have got in gasoline, but it's largely being sucked up by first responders. power outages are affecting more than 2.2 million homes and businesses. that is down from a peak of 8.5 million. fema aid has been expanded in new york and new jersey. >>> the billion air renting out mice infested apartments. and a packed house but no giants to be seen. >> good evening. today we had highs anywhere from the mid 60s to mid 70s. warmer tomorrow. but ,, >>> imagine paying thousands of dollars a month for an apartment with no heat, leaky windows and something even worse. allison >> reporter: grateful to get a small apartment in this building for $2,300 a month. but right away vivian green started noticing the problems like no heat. >> and we were not getting hot water. >> reporter: but the worst, mice. the landlord sent over the handy man with traps, but they keep coming. other tenants have had problems. >> we just went to bed with a lot of clothing. he had the landlord wouldn't return his
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
recovering from hurricane sandy were hit again overnight. a nor'easter pounded the area with snow, rain and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. the storm is creating a deadly situation for those without power after sandy. it's put recovery efforts on hold. right now cbs 5 is manning with the red cross to partnering with other groups to help out. roberta gonzales is in our help center. >> reporter: i'm proud to be part of cbs 5's hurricane relief fund telethon. i'm going to be here from now until 7 p.m. each and every minute trying to raise a dollar from each and every one of you out there. so we're not leaving here until we have your support to help our friends across the country. in fact, we would like to give you a recap on what's happened over the past 7 days. it's been the american red cross, they have been there for the entire country in this will the battle for hurricane sandy. the red cross has served more than a million meals and snacks providing more than 17,000 health services and the emotional support contacts for people affected by sandy. now, get this stat. shelters have
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
additional power outages in the same areas hit by superstorm sandy. the new storm is pushing residents to the limit. >> everything that i open is here. i'm trying to save it. >> good news is that we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy and we are confident that we'll be able to move forward in our recovery efforts. >> once again, flight cancellations are piling up. major airlines have scratched about 600 flights across the u.s. a dozen flights to and from sfo have been canceled today. >>> and the area is just getting started on the long recovery effort. people on the east coast still need your help. that's why all day long we have been asking for donations to help the red cross and the sandy relief effort. roberta gonzales and a team of celebrities and volunteers are waiting for your call. how are things going? >> reporter: unbelievable. we have been here for 11 hours strong now since 6 a.m. people have been coming in and out volunteering their day to answer these telephone calls like tony stewart right here from the oakland raiders. what has impressed
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
for survivors of super storm sandy. the concerns about the coming days and the unlikely help that arrived today. >>> for the weather center, the day that will hit near 90 and the day that is going to rain. we have it all in the seven-day forecast as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. >>> california taxpayers just spent $1 billion on this new prison medical complex. so, why will the inmates still have to be sept out to expepsive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next -- expensive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next ,, [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. that's elizabeth.n. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new reven
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
sandy victims back in the dark. >> 10 days and now shoveling snow. >> this is like insult to injury. we had a hurricane and now a blizzard. >> reporter: power lines lay in the snow and weary residents struggle to stay warm. >> i have five, six different layers worth of stuff. >> nobody cares. nobody cares. >> second storm? it's just made life miserable and now people have to worry about heat and not dying and, you know, surviving. >> it's exhausting just to exist. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. the situation in spots of the northeast are dire. >> it is. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
sandy. one of the hardest-hit areas breezy point, new york, where 111 homes burned to the ground during the height of the storm. tonight more than 6 million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without power. 68 deaths are blamed on sandy. alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promised help for communities that were destroyed. >> reporter: good evening. night has fallen here in atlantic city but earlier today it was actually beautiful and sunny at the jersey shore. that only made it more clear for the president the other officials who were here observing that the devastation is just everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
macdonald. >>> cries for help. communities still in the dark with the growing death toll from sandy. how pleas for relief are quickly turning to anger. >> plus an agent attacked a bike toting passenger assaults a muni worker. how the victim is recovering and the search for the suspect. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation at san jose. this is staff only but i don't see any staff around so i'm going to play with this today! and we'll talk weather, coming up. >> here's a live look at 280 traffic heading into san francisco. no problems but we're watching a couple of issues in the east bay. more coming up. >> it's friday, november 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:01. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the ten states devastated by sandy. >> at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was ar
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
where superstorm sandy hit last week. there are new power outages in the region and up to 8" of snow in some of the places just what they didn't need. and it's interrupting recovery efforts, as well. teresa garcia has more from rockaway beach, new york. talk about piling on, right? >> reporter: yes, and frank, a good cold morning to you. just when people here thought they would be getting a break after superstorm sandy, in came the first nor'easter. people were along the shoreline communities pretty concerned that this was going to cause more flooding because we already have the ground so saturated. but indeed it turned into a snow or wind-driven snowstorm more so and actually caused some record snowfalls there. in central park in new york city, four inches. in new jersey, connecticut, up to a foot. here in rockaway beach they had at least 4." and all this snow is causing the clean-up efforts to be that much more difficult. >> high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. that's where tom ford lives. he was told to evacuate his sandy-damaged home
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the growing anger over >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, some are seeing what's left of their homes for the first time. the goaling anger overthe -- growing anger over the slow recovery. >>> the man hunt is over. how it ended late this afternoon. >>> the challenge if you accomplish it, then -- it's that much sweeter. >> returning from war with battle scars that will never heal. the lessons some veterans are learning by embracing even more challenges. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast, the death toll around new york continues to rise. more than 100 deaths are now linked to the storm. the latest victim was found yesterday morning in his flooded staten island home. today hundreds protested the slow pace of power restoration on long island. and that's where roughly 130,000 customers are in the dark. and nearly 85,000 new jersey residents are still without electricity. now some people across the northeast are just now getting their first look at what's left of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs re
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
the ground still remain. thousands who had just had their power restored after superstorm sandy have lost it again. the nor'easter left a blanket of thick wet snow on the streets and trees, which were already weakened by the hurricane. now the snow is starting to melt, which is filling the streets with filthy sludge. needless to say, the area is in deep need of help and that's where your come in. we're heading into the final stretch of our all day long telethon raising money for the red cross and sandy relief efforts. roberta gonzales has been womaning the phones since before sunrise. roberta, there's still a lot more work to be done now, huh? >> reporter: the telethon officially closes down at 7:00 but that doesn't mean you need to stop giving. we want your support even after 7:00 tonight. this just happens to be cbs 5, all our radio stations owned by cbs and also the cw, who have come together collectively to join forces with the american red cross to be sure we get the money we're raising here to new york, new jersey, philadelphia and connecticut. who can tell us more about that t
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
the aftermath of sandy will have an effect on people just voting period and on the election itself? >> yeah. it will have an effect on voter turnout. as far as the campaigning, it really gave an advantage to the president because it sort of stopped all the campaigning in its tracks and put the president on the national stage where he was able to be very presidential and show bipartisanship, you saw him there with chris christie. then while fewer people might get to the polls there's no discernible trace of which way those votes might lead so there's not -- there is not expected to be a big outcome impact. >> we'll find out tomorrow and results oners with. thank you, susan mcginnis live in d.c. be sure and stay with cbs 5 and cbssf.com for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for t
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> susan, how about the aftermath of hurricane sandy? will it affect people just getting to the polls? do you think it will have an effect on who they vote for? >> we think a lot of people won't make it to the polls because of sandy people really in the devastated areas. what we don't think it will have an impact on is the outcome of the election is there's really no way to tell whether the people affected are in red areas, blue areas, so they don't think it's really going to push the outcome but certainly it will affect turnout. >> we'll find out tomorrow. okay, susan mcginnis live for us in washington, d.c., thanks. >>> and now let's go live to sanford, florida, outside orlando where mitt romney is holding a victory rally at a avian jet center. stay with us for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
getting colder in the east and millops of people are still without power because of super storm sandy. who ran in to rescue those in need. >>> people in the bay area are helping in a number of ways. what two men are dog right now to ease the northeast pain and suffering. ,,,,,,,,,,,, being gathered and polling locations are being moved. e are some of the preparationr the national election in storm-ravaged sections of te northeast. the election thee will go on as millions try o rebuild their >>> power generators are being put in storm ravaged sections of the northeast. the election there will go on as millions try to rebuild their lives. cbs reports on the cleanup and recovery. >>> nearly a week after sandy, millions are still without power and thousands are homeless. the storm destroyed blocks of homes on staton island. this is where the marathon was supposed to start. runners stale came, armed with backpacks full of supplies. ready to help people like frank dott stphaoeurbgs these marathoners, they are not neighbors, look what they are doing. that is great. >> reporter: alex park spe
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
swag bags. the other side of the country, people hit by hurricane sandy were digging out of a nor'easter. the new storm brought snow, ranging to two inches, where sandy hit to more than a foot in parts of connecticut. in rockway, new york, the storm left a blanket of thick, wet snow, on trees that were already weakened by the hurricane. >>> at least 123 deaths being blamed now on sandy officially and more than 767,000 people in four states are still, after this many days, without power tonight. and we want to thank everyone who donated during our sandy relief telethon today. we raised almost 135,000 for the red cross, thanks to your generosity. our parent company matched almost 18,000 in employee donations. if you still want to contribute, you can go to cbssf.com. >>> around here, our stormy season can be an el nino winter. they were predicting an el nino for this winter. noah now says el nino will not happen this winter. so el nino is a no-go on the west coast this year. so not happening. tell you what's happening tonight. it's going to feel like winter. napa, 39. santa rosa,
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> the smell of fear following sandy's sea of destruction. a new threat of fire an explosions. >> hi-def doppler picking up the rainfall showing up around th bay area. more coming up. >> and here's all the slick surfaces out the door had morning. it's wet across the golden gate. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 1. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> of course, we're keeping an eye on the storm this morning as liz mentioned, it's wet out there. the rain playing lots of tricks on halloween following in some areas and holding off just long enough in some other neighborhoods. you're looking at video from millbrae from last night. >> lawrence, you were in millbrae last night. >> i was. we go over there every year. usually the streets are just packed all the kids having a great time. last night, very few kids and ponchos. probably the most common costumes you could find out there. the rain continuing to fall this morning around the bay area but it's shifted
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some subways are rolling. all three major airports are open. power problems still kills. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >> reporter: i'm standing on fdr drive. it's still flooded. this is just one of the areas that was flooded by the storm but down on the jersey shore, the devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each additional minute wi
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a lot is being accomplished. for example, we have utility workers from around the country helping to restore power. but when you have people who have no heat, no power, people standing in gas lines, it's understandable that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels an
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
efforts of superstorm sandy. >> plus, coming clean. what the muni vandals caught here on camera is saying about the incident. >> and it is proof that everybody vote counts. coming up, how astronauts are making their voices heard even from outer space. maddy, come on. we got a new book! yay! come get into bed. this is a story about jingle the husky pup. and jingle was a good dog. ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did. ruff! ruff! [ female announcer ] hallmark interactive story buddies. counts- including absentee ballots from out of space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version oe p to astronauts >>> with the election too close to call every vote counts including absentee ballots from outer space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version of the ballot to astronauts in the international space station. when complete it comes back down to earth on the same path. the system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed in
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
sandy has topped . the massive storm has left communities along the jersey shore devastated. now gas shortages across the state a problem. alison har-melin hs the latest from stafford township. people who live on long beah island are being forced to y away. like many of new jer's barrier islands, there's mae damage everywhere. homes arn regained power since the stm hit - but just under two min are still without electriciy and are likely to remain ine dark for days. new york city is slowly rebounding....but mass trant problems and power loss is l hampering the recovery. as you can imagine.. traffis terrible.. many subways are still underwater.. leaving residents forced to drive or cram onto a limited supply f buses. a quarter of a millin people are still without por in the city.. and tonight's knicks..nets nba opener hsan postponed.. but this weeke's new york marathon is still . the storm has campaign organizers on the east racio get polling places ready bee tuesday.. meanwhile.. the candidates are back on the campaign trail in full forc. just five days before the bg election.. the pr
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
superstorm sandy. here's the latest. more than 6,000 households in the new york area are still without power. hundreds of patients at bellevue hospital had to be evacuated when the backup generators ran out of fuel. in new jersey, at least 6,000 people are still in shelter. today president obama got a first hand look at the damage with governor christie. >> i've instituted a 15 minute rule with my team. you return everybody's phone calls within 15 minutes. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> prior to the storm christie, the republican had been a fierce critic of the president. today christie said that he and the president are both big boys, and when it comes to getting something done, he doesn't care what party he's in. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vasquez. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit shore communities, world famous town, largely because of mtv's jersey shore. snooki and her friends spent several summers on tv here. the ferris wh
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the misery that superstorm sandy brought last week. snow is already falling heavily in connecticut and north new jersey. the rain, wet snow, strong wind will certainly setback the clean-up damage from sandy. thousands of people in the low- lying neighborhoods have been warned to clear out again. cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help victims of hurricane sandy. tomorrow, we will be asking all you viewers to join us and donate. our special hotline will be open running from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. >>> what's happening in the bay area can't compare to what's happening on the east coast but we are seeing a cooling trend. >> it's significant because we had record highs yesterday. san jose and concord hit a record high 80 degrees. the next several days we will be lucky to make it to 60 degrees. big change. here's a peek outside right now. the clouds rolled into the bay early this afternoon. and they have stuck around all day. and now even in our inland communities the mount diablo cam can't see the mountain now because the clouds have pushed inland. 60 for concord. 59 liverm
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
next few years. >> and they stuck it out for sandy and now new york and new jersey residents bracing for another storm. why they say they wouldn't be leaving town this time around. >> so much for the warm temperatures. it is back to cool weather and now we have the prospect of some rain. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,, ,, ,,,,,, elec >>> it appears the so-called war on women spurred a lot of wins for women in yesterday's election. women will occupy a record number of senate seats at the start of next year. cbs 5's cate caugiran joins us live with more on that story and reaction from one of the longest serving women in washington, san francisco's own dianne feinstein. cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank. now, thanks to california voters, senator feinstein will continue on to a fourth term. she will be joining 19 other women in the senate and that's breaking last year's election record. >> more women are running. and more women are getting elected. and the options are opening, and you know, the glass ceiling begins to crumble. >> reporter: the popular former san
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Nov 2, 2012 1:35am PDT
of the damage from that superstorm sandy, hurricane sandy. here is the latest. damage estimated to be between $30 and $50 billion. that's the second most expensive storm to hit the united states right behind katrina. at least 90 people confirmed dead. 4.5 million in 12 states are still without power tonight. sharon chin shows us how desperate many people have become. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again, but many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. >> i got no gas. >> stop it! >> step back. >> reporter: traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me if it makes you happy. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. aaa says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. crews are working to suck floodwater out of tunnels. some bridges opened up, but police are enforcing a three- person carpool to ease congestion. >> let's go! >> reporter: and more lines swell for buses, food and wate
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
power is out. gas is low. there's a new obstacle for the northeast as it recovers from sandy now. the storm headed their way next. >> selling your car could end up costing you thousands. the often overlooked theft that could make you liable for tickets and tows after your car is sold. in tonight's consumerwatch. ,, might expect you're no longn the hook for tickets or tow. but as cbs 5 consumerwatch atts explains, >>> when you sell a car and transfer the title you might expecting you're no longer on the hook for tickets or tow fees. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains you might be wrong. >>> reporter: >> i just don't understand it. it does not make sense. >> reporter: when nan hawkins and her husband clay solder that '94 pontiac for $500, they never imagined it could cost them thousands. nan thought she did everything right. >> we'll have to get this cleared. >> reporter: three days after the sale she transferred the title and filled out the release of liability in person at the dmv. little did she know that very same day, the pontiac's new owner put the car back
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >>> it has been almost two weeks since hurricane sandy slammed into the atlantic coast. 120,000 homes and businesses are in the dark. the majority of them, estimated 100,000 people are on long is land. 19 -- long island. 17,000 are without power between new york and new jersey. on this day in celebrations in places that look like war zones. >> reporter: new york's veteran's day parade was a absolute to the recovery from sandy, at least in manhattan. >> i feel like i am back in vietnam. >> reporter: but 14 miles away in brooklyn, veteran danny smith walked to a gas line to wait for an hour for national guards man to give him 5 free gallons. without the gas for this tkpwepberateor you would be in trouble? >> i would not be able to charge a cell phone and that is a lifeline to the shurps companies and to the family who are trying to find out if you are okay. >> and no heat? >> no heat. >> reporter: in brooklyn's working class beach community all of the streets were flooded by the storm surge. two weeks later, nobody here has power. >> tough, scary. it is dark here at night with no
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
aftermath of superstorm sandy firsthand today. he is touring the damage and checking in on the recovery efforts. shortly after the storm, new york city mayor michael bloomberg asked mr. obama not to come because the presidential visit would use up too many resources. well, now frustrated residents say they hope his visit will speed up the recovery process. more than two weeks later thousands are still without power and heat. 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help. >>> unemployment requests are at their highest level in 18 months. possibly due to superstorm sandy 439,000 people seeking help. people can claim unemployment if their workplace is closed and they don't get paid. >>> well, michelle, here's good news. drivers can expect a dip in prices at bay area gas stations in the next couple of weeks. aaa says the seasonal switch from the summer to winter blends helps drive down gas prices. drivers are paying an average $3.98 a gallon around the bay area. gasbuddy.com shows san mateo with the lowest price in the bay at $3.65 a gallon. we have you covered for the cheapest gas price
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> a promise from the president as we get our best foot yet from the fallout from sandy. the landmark simply washed away. >> this is the only time that everybody is walk and happy and smiling and... whoo! >> what world series champions are bringing our community together. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,, when i see that our schools are 47th in spending per student, i just can't accept that. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. ,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... still without power in the r in the northeast in the wakf hurricane sandy. 68 deaths e now blamed on the monster s, >>> now at 6:30 millions are still without power in the northeast in the wake of hurricane sandy. 68 deaths are now blame on the monster storm which caused billions of dollars in damage. today president obama got a firsthand look at the destructio
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm PST
shortagees are not the only difficulties after sandy now there is cold to contend with. >> reporter: ann, good evening. today was another intense cleanup day. staton island one of the hardest hit areas. so much to do as so many people here try to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy millions are without power and thousands holeless. it destroyed blocks of homes. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came. armed with back packs full of supplies. >> this would have been two months world of work. >> and ready to help people like frank. >> they are mar thonnerses, not neighbors, not even staton islanders, look at what they are doing, this is great. >> he cleaned the dotti home instead of running a race. >> people here cheer us on every year the least i can do is help them out. >> reporter: scenes like this are playing out across new york and new jersey. chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in this town, i love the town. i will take care of people i know and anybody that
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
this is the first time the statue's torch has been lit since superstorm sandy hit the new york area. however, the statue and its park are still closed because of the storm. >>> gas rationing started today in new york city all because of that superstorm sandy. cbs reporter ines ferre on the rule drivers have to follow so everyone gets their fair share. >> reporter: drivers in new york city and long island had to have a license plate ending with an odd number if they wanted to fill up on friday. >> i'm an even number and they are not letting us online and i needed gas to pick up my daughter. >> reporter: the rationing went into effect friday in an area where about 11 million people live. cars can fill up gas cans as long as supplies last. >> i think it's a good idea because i was waiting about three hours. >> reporter: here at this queens gas station, the line has been about 20 minutes long since odd/even rationing kicked in. the owner has enough for a few more hours. the superstorm sandy and the nor'easter that hit on wednesday disrupted fuel deliveries and cut power to filling stati
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. >>> superstorm sandy helped drive the number of people seeking unemployment benefits by 78,000 last week. it's the highest level now in some 18 months. today the president is going to new york's staten island to see some of the devastation from sandy. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor michael bloomberg asked the president to stay away from new york at the time saying that the president's visit would have taken up too many resources. >>> the dungeness crab season opens today but bring your checkbook. >> a modest catch may have dine, paying more. the commercial fishing boats headed out yesterday. their fresh catch should hit markets by this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 per pound. you can expect to pay twice that. bay area restaurants say it's worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full, so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very police departmentful inside. the taste of course of local traffic -- the meat will be very full inside. the taste of course of local crab is ex
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
from paula broadwell. >>> 5:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough of staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor, mayor bloomberg, asked the president to stay away from new york at the time. he said then that the president's visit would just take up too many resources. >>> well, a new crab season is open now here around the bay area. >> yes. diners may pay more for the catch. the fresh catch should hit markets this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 a pound. you can expect to pay about twice. that bay area restaurants say it will be worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full. so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very plentiful inside. and the taste of course of local crab is excellent. >> word is the crabs are bigger this year but there
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. sandy barbour fired jeff tedford, ending his 11-year reig >>> three days after losing his fifth game with the bears cal athletic director sandy barber fired jeff tedford. >> why did you say yes to the bears? >> i think we can recruit players, there's a commitment here to improve some of the facilities so that we might attract some players to cal. >> when i spoke with jed tedford prior to the 2002 season the bears had not had a winning season in nine years. he turned a one loss team into a seven win team immediately and made it to the post-season eight times with the bears. it was an emotional decision for sandy barber. >> jeff tedford is a good man who has brought great success and celebration to this university. who deserves to occupy a place of honor in the cal family. his legacy is unquestioned. >> reporter: tedford was facing an unuphill battle losing top assistant coaches to better paying jobs in the pac-12. in fact, i was told tedford dug into his own pocket to pay for some of his assistants. >> we have taken a look at where we ar
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
by sandy. ,,, ,,,,,, when i see that our schools are 47th in spending per student, i just can't accept that. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. ,,,,,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... >>> east oakland is getting a major new supermarket its first in 20 years. today, foods co held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction. this is in foothill square on mcarthur boulevard by 108th avenue. the 80,000-square-foot supermarket will also bring more than 100 jobs. >> we really felt for a long time that we tailors have skipped over oakland -- retailers have skilled over oakland and oaklanders deserved quality places to shop. >> the supermarket is set to open in about a year. >>> the ipad mini is on sale today at apple stores but the new gadget only attracted mini lines. analysts say because it co
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
can vote despite some challenges created by that storm sandy. both states are allowing people to cast ballots at any polling place. there are shuttling to get people to the polls. and ballots have been sent to emergency shelters. >> the weather is about to turn bad again in areas hit by sandy last week. a nor'easter is expected to hit new york and new jersey tomorrow. there could be heavy rain and winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. and that within a problem for crews trying to restore power to a million homes and businesses. and more flooding is likely along the coast. it's so heartbreaking to hear that because these guys need a break. >> lawrence has a little measure of good news because it looks like it might stay offshore a little bit? >> the core of the low may stay a little further off the coastline so hopefully they won't get hit with the brunt of the winds. but cold air will bring snow. so tough going on the eastern seaboard. out west, high pressure dominating our weather. mostly clear start although we are seeing some patchy fog in the north bay and then sunny around warm agai
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
are some special seats for some of the families hit hard by superstorm sandy. so that's nice. you can watch the entire parade right here on cbs 5. it of course is tape delayed. it starts right after the football game against the lions and the texans and after that around 1:00 this afternoon you will be able to watch the parade which looks like it's doing very well. >> we saw hello kitty earlier and spider-man is out there. but that's pretty cool. but lawrence karnow is doing something cool too. >> he has been in two mercedes, a smart car, in a nascar, he has had a little mini cooper. and what have you got now, big guy? >> reporter: we have an electric race car. how about that? top speed 140 miles per hour. electric vehicles becoming more and more common. and they are going to be part of the show if you want to come down here to the auto show here at the moscow center. you're taking a look at all the technology that's changed over the years and now electric cars are become a big part of that. now part of the show. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, for more electric vehicles are coming onl
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
, the white house. >>> victims of superstorm sandy have certainly not been forgotten. donations continue to pour in to the american red cross raising more than $140 million thus far. the relief agency is currently operating 472 shelters it more than 10 states. they have delivered millions of millions and relief items. >>> bay area air quality officials are getting an update of repairs on chevron's refinery in richmond. they are upgrading unit 4, replacing equipment and cutting emissions. an explosion in august sent thousands of richmond residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems. meanwhile, an environmental group says independent testing shows cancer-causing chemicals still linger around homes in the area. global community monitor found traces of hydrocarbons over 9 square miles three months after the explosion. a quality owe -- air quality officials say there's no significant health risk, but it's also said monitoring of the air quality is inadequate. >>> relief for drivers. gas prices down 82 cents from a month ago and we are no longer leading the nation with the hig
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Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
sandy barber will hold a news conference to discuss his dismissal at 3 p.m. today. cal went 3-9 in the first year back at a renovated memorial stadium. and the final two games were lopsided losses to oregon and oregon state where the bears gave up 100-plus points. cbs 5's sports director dennis o'donnell tells us that cal is targeting hue jackson as a replacement. the former raiders head coach who coached at cal back in the '90s just keep tuned to cbs 5 for the latest on this developing story. >>> we're conducting these surgical operations against terrorists at a time when our own population is being bombarded by rocket attacks. >> rockets rained down in gaza for the 7th straight day but a cease-fire may be hours away. hamas leaders say they have reached a truce but israel says, quote, it's not there yet. once thought to be too far away for the range of the hamas rockets, air raid sirens sounded in jerusalem today. students scrambled to take cover outside a school. the people on the street took shelter wherever they could the missile missed the city, landing in an open field outside th
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
superstorm sandy. according to a new york state official be the money will be used to help rebuild bridges, subways, commuter rail lines and homes. thousands of homes and businesses are still without electricity, but crews hope to have power restored to most of them by tomorrow night. >>> two weeks now. that is a long time. >> no kidding. >> do they call this a crisp autumn day? >> i was freezing. whatever they call it. i'm still cold. very cold starts to the morning now as we're seeing some patchy frost showing up in some of the valleys. beginning to thaw out as we head into the noon hour. lots of sunshine over san jose and the temperatures beginning to warm up a little bit outside. 60 degrees in oakland, 60 degrees in san jose. and 57 degrees in san francisco. as you look toward the bay and right toward the golden gate bridge, we've got mostly clear skies. partly cloudy and again it is going to be a chilly night. you may see some of the temperatures down in the 30s and 40s in some of the valleys and maybe patchy frost t looks like we'll warm things up in the next couple of days.
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. in addition, cbs corporation will match any contributions made by its employees to any sandy related relief effort by making an additional contribution to the american red cross. >>> basically i started keeping track because it was happening so often. >> i lost count. >> safeway shoppers overcharged again. and again. and again. how the store is supposed to make it up to you. >> then 23 million reasons to be thankful. a mystery lotto winner reveals the special needs for grandchildren turning a jackpot into a blessing. >> good evening happy friday, meteorologist paul deanno here. we are falling back this weekend. should be getting chillier? the exact opposite in the forecast. wait until you see how warm we're going to get. ,,,,,, pleasantone bi the east bay. cal is preparing for it's ft friday night gam >>> an historic game is creating a rough commute in the east bay tonight. cal is preparing for its first friday night game at home against the washington huskies. berkeley officials are urging fans to take public transit to the game to avoid an already heavy friday evening commu
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
gallon. >>> widespread destruction from superstorm sandy will likely make this the largest relief effort for the red cross since hurricane katrina. so far the red cross has raised $117 million in donations for sandy relief. the west coast definitely stepped up to help the east coast. we want to thank you. with your help, we were able to raise nearly $180,000 for the red cross hurricane sandy relief fund during yesterday's telethon. and you can still make a donation by visiting our website, cbssf.com and clicking on the red cross link. >> it was fun working on that answering the phones. >> it was so neat to talk to people. it's amazing how generous people were. >> they really turned out. thanks. >>> all right. they are warriors with wounds you can't see veterans of iraq and afghanistan suffering from brain trauma or ptsd. a group of those veterans got a chance to try a new approach to their therapy in vallejo today. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us how dolphins help the healing process. >>> reporter: they came home with invisible scars, psychologically traumatized by the combat exper
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
spending partly because of superstorm sandy. here now to chat about it, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com on a friday. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's about the "fiscal cliff" on wall street but we have a number of positive signals on the economy. consumer spending did pull back in october according to the commerce department by 2/10 this is the of a percent following an 8/10th of a percent of gain in the previous month. superstorm sandy depressed spending. unless holiday sales soar over the 4th quarter it's going to be tough for the economy to continue the gain of 2.7% that the commerce department reported in the 3rd quarter yesterday. stockton focused on any talks out of d.c. -- stock market focused on any talks out of d.c. on the "fiscal cliff." the dow over 13,000. pretty modest start to the day today. right now the dow is up by 5 points. nasdaq though falling by 3. s&p down by one. social game maker zynga getting hit hard after announcing it and facebook are changing their partnership. zynga down 7.5%, facebook down slightly. back to you. >> thank y
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
of here on your neighbor's roof? >> on my neighbor's roof. >> as the east coast recovers from sandy, tonight one father's story of survival. the promise he made and fulfilled to his son. >>> sport fishermen start to reel in the dungeness crab. the outlook for the season here in the bay area. ,, how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. attention in areas crucial o their strategies to win the white house. and in the final hours, neie >>> now at 6:30, mitt romney president obama and their running mates are focusing on the areas crucial to their strategies to win the white house. and in the final hours, neither one is giving up the fight. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee shows us how both candidates are barreling through key battleground states. grace. >> reporter: that's right, dana. this is a high octane fever pitched push across the nation. both of the candidates are crisscrossing the country fighting for those battleground states and the race is still too cl
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
. some new jobless claims are down as the impact of superstorm sandy fades away. here now to chat about that and more, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: some decent news on the economy out there. the labor department reporting that first time weekly claims fell 23,000 to 393,000 and for the first time in several weeks, superstorm sandy not distorting figures. now the overall trend is still distorted. the four-week average rose to 450,000. and another look at the economy, come from the commerce department its second look at 3rd quarter gross domestic product overall economic growth revising it higher to 2.7% from an earlier estimate of 2% also compared to 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. now, the 4th quarter is likely to be impacted by sandy and also from "fiscal cliff" worries. as far as the "fiscal cliff" goes, politico is reporting this morning that there is a framework for a deal in place that would include $1.2 trillion in tax increases and $400 billion in entitlement cuts on medicare. wall street watching that closely. let's look at the numbers.
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
york utility is stepping down amid criticism in the wake. hurricane sandy. michael harvey is chief operating officer for the long island power authority. of all the utilities in the region hit by sands, lipa has taken the longest to restore power. 10,000 homes and businesses on long island still have no power. the utility hopes most will have power restored today. >>> the christmas tree for new york's rockefeller plaza is set to be put up today. the 80-foot tree was selected a month ago in new jersey. that was before superstorm sandy hit. the tree swayed during the storm but kept standing and now it's been cut down and put on a truck heading for new york. it's that time of the year already. >> we were just saying that. >> no kidding. >>> oakland police helped with a special delivery at a shell gas station. >> this is cool. three officers helped deliver a baby at a station in the nolan park neighborhood friday. they got a chance to meet the baby and his parents yesterday. >> i don't know -- if it -- [ indiscernible ] no matter what they was doing, you know, that was just -- [ indisc
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but the democrats plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> support is growing to end california's death penalty. but backers of prop 34 still lack the majority needed to pass it. a new field poll shows 45% of california voters support the measure. that would make life in prison without parole the most severe punishment for state offenders. 38% say they oppose the measure while nearly one in five voters remains undecided. >>> the latest field poll on proposition 30 shows it could still go either way. 48% of voters are in favor governor brown's tax plan. 38% oppose with the rest still undecided. prop 30 would increase the sales tax temporarily and raise income tax for those making more than a quarter million dollars a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger deep cuts to public education from elementary school up to universities. >>> a man was killed while walking through
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